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  • A Sculptor's Manualby Bainbridge Copnall; Fabio Barraclough

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    A Sculptor's Manual focuses on the methods involved in sculpture. The manual first outlines drawing as a medium by which artistic creativity can evolve. The text notes that mastery of this talent can enable artists to become more analytical in their appreciation of their fellow beings, as well as bring out the inventive faculties in them in many ways.... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaftenby Norman Braun; Nicole J. Saam

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 64.66

    Das Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaften bietet in 37 Artikeln einen umfassenden Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Modellbildung und Simulation. Es vermittelt wissenschaftstheoretische und methodische Grundlagen sowie den Stand der Forschung in den wichtigsten Anwendungsgebieten. Behandelt werden realistische, strukturalistische... more...

  • Chinese Wood Sculptures of the 11th to 13th centuriesby Petra Rösch

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Chinese Buddhist wooden sculptures of Water-moon Guanyin, a Bodhisattva sitting in a leisurely reclining pose on a rocky throne, are housed in Western collections and are thus removed from their original context(s). Not only are most of them of unknown origin, but also lack a precise date. Tracing their sources is difficult because of the scant information... more...

  • Making Sculpture from Scrap Metalby Peter Parkinson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 15.99

    Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture... more...

  • The Marvellous and the Monstrous in the Sculpture of Twelfth-Century Europeby Kirk Ambrose

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Richly-illustrated consideration of the meaning of the carvings of non-human beings, from centaurs to eagles, found in ecclesiastical settings. more...

  • Model-makingby David Neat

    Crowood 2013; US$ 28.99

    Model-making: Materials and Methods focuses primarily on the wide variety of materials that can be employed to make models; those which have been favoured for a while and those which are relatively new. The book looks at how these materials behave and how to get the best out of them, then illustrates a range of relatively simple methods of building,... more...

  • Rodin's Artby Albert E. Elsen; Rosalyn Frankel Jamison; Bernard Barryte; Frank Wing

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 41.99 US$ 36.11

    This reference/catalogue, written by the late Dr. Elsen, encompasses a lifetime's thoughts on Rodin's career, surveying the artist's accomplishments through the detailed discussion of each object in the collection. It begins with essays on the formation of the collection, the reception of Rodin's work, and his casting techniques. more...

  • Sculpture with a Torchby John Rood

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 60.00

    John Rood, a sculpture and former professor of art at the University of Minnesota, provides in this book a practical, how-to-do-it discussion of the technique of welded metal sculpture. In addition to serving as an instruction manual for students and arti more...

  • Art of Eastern India, 300-800by Frederick M. Asher

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    Though scholars have extensive knowledge of the art that flourished during Pala rule in Eastern India (ca. 800-1200), little is known about Eastern Indian art during the preceding 500 years. This half-millennium includes the period of the Gupta dynasty an more...